Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Poll story; Farabee: 2 GWGs; Dman Cam Crotty commits to BU

Following a bye week, BU remained at #4 in both the USCHO poll and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll, but there was movement at the top of the polls. Minnesota-Duluth moves to #1 after sweeping North Dakota, while Denver is the new #2. BU also is #4 in ESPN's John Buccigross's rankings.

Looking ahead
2019 recruit Joel Farabee produced the game-winning goal for Team USA in both of its first two preliminary round games of the World U17 Challenge in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. On Monday, the speedy left wing from Cicero, N.Y., scored a power play goal—“a rocket from the deep right circle”— late in the third period to break a 2-2 tie between the U.S. and Canada White. Farabee and 2018 BU recruit Jake Wise assisted on the first Team USA goal.

USA 3 Canada White 2
● USA Hockey recap

On Sunday, Farabee’s heroics came 29 seconds into overtime as his breakaway goal provided the margin in a 3-2 win against the Czech Republic. He was named U.S. Player of the Game.

USA 3 Czech Republic 2 OT
● Hockey Canada recap and box score
● USA Hockey recap
Game-winning goal video

► Farabee has a 4-5-9 scoring line, second best for the NTDP U17s.

Brockville Braves defenseman commits for 2017-18
On Monday, right-shot defenseman Cameron Crotty has committed to BU for 2017-18, becoming the third blueliner in the recruit class, along with the NTDP U18’s David Farrance and Sioux Falls’ Kasper Kotkansalo from Finland, who committed 18 days ago.

Crotty, a 6’2”, 188 lb. defenseman and a one-time St. Lawrence commit, is in his second season with the CCHL Brockville Braves. Last season, the Greeley, Ont., native had a 3-15-18 scoring line in 57 games with 38 PIMs and earned a spot on the CCHL All-Rookie team. He added seven points in six playoff games. This season, Crotty scored a goal in the season opener, but was injured in the Braves’ third game and only returned to the line-up ten days ago.

A defense-first player who” keeps it simple, smart and steady,” Crotty has played a top four role on the Brockville blue line since arriving as a 16 year old. His coach, Dustin Traylen considers him to be a “cornerstone piece.” Last February, he said:

"There's a reason why at 16-years-old he's garnered so much attention and it's because of the potential he has. He'll live up to whatever hype surrounds him because he's definitely that guy."

According to The Hockey News’s Ryan Kennedy, the finalists for Crotty were BU, BC and North Dakota. Crotty's verbal concludes a particularly successful three weeks for BU's recruiters who secured commitments from Crotty, Kotkansalo and projected first-round draft pick Shane Bowers for the 2017 recruit class and a high-end recruit for 2020 in CIH Academy forward Dylan Peterson.
● Elite Prospects page

Looking back
Wade Megan scored his third goal of the season in Chicago’s 7-1 win against Rockford. The former Terrier captain signed with the Blues’ AHL affiliate over the summer.

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